Rocky Mountaineer: Indulge in Breathtaking Views & Gourmet Cuisine

Take a culinary adventure while exploring the grandeur of Mother Nature.

As Rocky Mountaineer carves through Canada and the southwestern United States, passengers are treated to all-daylight, luxury rail journeys that feature breathtaking scenery, unparalleled world-class service, and an exceptional and elevated onboard culinary experience. At the heart of every Rocky Mountaineer journey is a commitment to ensuring each passenger’s time aboard the train is truly remarkable. The specially designed menus are an extension of that commitment.

couples enjoying breakfast in Golf Leaf dining room on Rocky Mountaineer Meals are always served with a spectacular view on Rocky Mountaineer. Rocky Mountaineer

Led by Executive Chef Kaelhub Cudmore, the culinary team draws inspiration from the lands Rocky Mountaineer travels through. “For many of our guests, time onboard Rocky Mountaineer is a journey of a lifetime,” says Chef Cudmore. “We make sure their dining experience on the train matches those high expectations.” 

Drawing inspiration from the communities the train travels through, Chef Cudmore crafts menus that foster a true connection between where the passengers are and what they see through the train car’s glass domes. Dishes honor each region's rich culinary heritage, local communities and the people who call these places home. The culinary staff works closely with local suppliers and artisans to not only to have the freshest ingredients on board, but also to support those local communities.

Lemon Lavender Posset dessert on Gold Leaf Rocky Mountaineer Dessert offering of lemon lavender posset with Earl Grey macarons and Okanagan stone fruit compote. Rocky Mountaineer

On Canadian routes, Rocky Mountaineer offers dishes that are a culinary road map through Western Canada. Meals can include Alberta beef short rib, as a tribute to the province's cattle ranching heritage, and sweet local corn or fresh berries, both a celebration of British Columbia's fertile farmlands.

And let's not forget the perfectly prepared locally sourced halibut. For dessert, the lemon lavender posset with the Earl Grey macaron that perfectly complements a cup of coffee made from beans roasted in British Colombia, or perhaps a glass of wine from the Okanagan Valley or even a craft beer brewed in Vancouver. 

Dining on Rocky Mountaineer Smoked salmon is one the tempting meals options for guests. Rocky Mountaineer

Travelers enjoying the American southwestern route are treated to their own culinary adventure. From honey harvested in Utah, locally smoked salmon from Denver or peaches from Colorado, each dish is a fusion of flavors that pays homage to the Southwest's diverse culinary heritage.

And for those with a sweet tooth, the pastries from Sweet Coloradough in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, are a must-try, offering an unforgettable taste of local indulgence. This route also features locally grown wines, Denver-roasted coffee, and beers from some of Colorado’s best craft breweries.

Dining Service on Rocky Mountaineer Breakfast being served in a SilverLeaf coach. Rocky Mountaineer

Often overlooked is the meticulous effort and planning behind Rocky Mountaineer's ability to deliver an exceptional dining experience while cruising at 30 miles per hour. GoldLeaf Service boasts a specialized galley staffed by a full culinary team, orchestrating the preparation and service of three-course meals for as many as 70 guests daily.

Similarly, a slightly smaller but equally dedicated team caters to those in Silverleaf Service. Guests aboard Rocky Mountaineer can anticipate a delectable and freshly prepared culinary journey. From the stocks and soups to the final plating, each element is executed with precision, ensuring a feast that tantalizes the taste buds. And for passengers with dietary preferences, needs or restrictions, Rocky Mountaineer happily offers an equally delectable variety of meal options. 

Child presenting Coloradough on Rocky Mountaineer A young Rocky Mountaineer passenger enjoys Sweet Coloradough pastries. Christopher Wommer

Families with young passengers traveling aboard Rocky Mountaineer can rest assured they will find something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. A menu specifically designed for kids offers a diverse array of child-friendly choices, such as beloved classics like chicken fingers and pizza. By providing these familiar favorites, Rocky Mountaineer aims to foster an environment where dining becomes a shared experience for the entire family.

Rocky Mountaineer isn't just a mode of transportation; it's a gateway to a world of natural beauty and culinary wonder. With breathtaking views, superlative service and inspired menus, Rocky Mountaineer invites you to savor every moment of your journey. So come aboard and let your taste buds embark on a journey of their own—one that promises to be as unforgettable as the landscapes outside your window.

Exclusive AAA Member Benefits

AAA Member Benefits:

  • $75 USD per person savings on Canadian route packages of 4 days or more.
  • $50 USD per person savings on the U.S. route Rockies to the Red Rocks vacation packages of 4 days or more.

AAA Vacations® Amenity:

  • DOUBLE Member Benefit ($150 USD per person savings on all Circle Journeys on Canadian routes.)

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